The Paradox of God and the Science of Omniscience

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In his most ambitious book yet, Clifford Pickover bridges the gulf between logic, spirit, science, and religion. While exploring the concept of omniscience, Pickover explains the kinds of relationships limited beings can have with an all-knowing God. Pickover's thought exercises, controversial experiments, and practical analogies help us transcend our ordinary lives while challenging us to better understand our place in the cosmos and our dreams of a supernatural God. Through an inventive blend of science, history, philosophy, science fiction, and mind-stretching brainteasers, Pickover unfolds the paradoxes of God like no other writer. He provides glimpses into the infinite, allowing us to think big, and to have daring, limitless dreams.

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"Add two doses of Isaac Asimov, and one dose each of Martin Gardner and Carl Sagan, and you get Clifford Pickover, one of the most entertaining and thought provoking writers of our time. You can phone a friend and poll the audience, but the riddles and paradoxes of this marvelous book will leave you with more questions than answers, which is precisely the goal of good literature." --Michael Shermer, author of The Borderlands of Science & Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic Magazine

"Pickover has done it again! He takes you on a fascinating journey from the Old Testament to quantum physics and beyond. He will make you question your assumptions while showing you the paradoxes inherent in the idea of omniscience. No matter where you stand on the religious/atheist spectrum, this book will open your eyes." -- Robert J. Sawyer, Nebula Award-winning science-fiction writer, Author of Calculating God

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The author of over 20 highly-acclaimed books, including Computers, Patterns, Chaos, Beauty, Clifford A. Pickover writes on diverse topics ranging from computers and creativity, art, mathematics, and astronomy to human behavior and intelligence, time travel, alien life, and science fiction.

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